Black & Veatch Mechanical Engineer I Interview Questions

Updated May 6, 2015
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Mechanical Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Employee in Manhattan, KS
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Black & Veatch (Manhattan, KS) in February 2015.

Interview

I talked with a representative at a university career fair. Then had a next-day interview. I was told that I would be contacted within two weeks with either a yes or a no. A month later and I still haven't heard anything from them. Pretty typical of a large company, but still not a good feeling.

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rolla, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Black & Veatch (Rolla, MO) in September 2014.

    Interview

    1st: Obtained my first interview after attending my school's annual career fair. Note: If you attend a career fair, make sure you stand out, always introduce yourself with a smile, and shake hands. During the interview, bring a portfolio of all the work you have done and all of your accomplishments. This will make the interview process easier and less nerve racking. 2nd: I recieved a phone call from the recruiter and was asked to come to the world head quarters in Overland Park, KS. for a second interview. 3rd: Received a phone call from the recruiter the next day with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had a conflict with a group member before and how did you resolve the issue?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Black and Veatch besides the opportunity to travel internationally?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If you get an offer from Black and Veatch, TAKE IT!! This company has so many wonderful benefits and opportunities!

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Flown out to Overland Park, KS office with one night hotel stay. All transportation provided. 8:00 am interview started with a conversation with the department head, who gave an overview of the group. I then had 3 interviews (for 3 different positions) in the same conference room. I stayed in the room while each set of interviews cycled through every 30 or so minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Very typical questions: explain your career aspirations, why you want this position, where your interests are, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I could have negotiated, but didn't. HR seems pretty set in their salary ranges.

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Black & Veatch.

    Interview

    Interview started with a phone interview with my future supervisor. After that I was selected for a face to face interview. I met with 5 other engineers for 30 minutes and the office manager. It was long but they wanted to get to know my experience and why I became an engineer.

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in November 2011.

    Interview

    1. University Career Fair 2. Next day Interview^^ 3. Wait a couple months 4. Get On-site Interview (8am-2pm) several .5-1hr interviews and info sessions. Lunch and then HR tells you about benifits

    Interview Questions

    • How do feedwater heaters increase plant efficiency?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation for entry level positions. In the current economy, you take what you get

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Black & Veatch in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process included 2 interviews. One interview at my university that lasted 15-30 minutes. If they like you, the second interview is at the location where you would work. This interview will last about 6 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • Its a long process. Be prepared to be interviewed by 6-9 different people during the day.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They make very fair offers and i doubt they would be willing to negotiate especially if you don't have years of relevant experience.

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Black & Veatch (Kansas City, MO) in January 2007.

    Interview

    Campus interview, then on sight interview. Offer the next week.

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